Half-hyena, Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake, Redby, and Boyne Falls. When the Grayslake Itan—the local clan’s werebear leader—orders a purge of all hyenas, she finds herself fighting to hold onto the hand-to-mouth life she’s created. Her carefully built existence is threatened further when a gorgeous werebear strides into her life and demands not just her heart, but her very soul. She’ll think about it, but not until her shift ends at seven.

Keen seems like a happy-go-lucky, sex-and-sin werebear, but that’s nowhere near the truth. In reality, his inner-animal wants to go on a bloody rampage and kill half of Grayslake—just because it can. After that, it wants to claim the seductive, curvaceous half-hyena female Keen can’t get out of his head. The animal doesn’t care that most bears wouldn’t mind a little hyena tartare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nope, it peers at her through Keen’s human eyes and has one thought: mate.

When push comes to shove, Keen has to decide if he would rather have the family he was born with, or Trista-the woman who makes him realize that true happiness comes in a lush, hyena-shaped package.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Grayslake, More Than Mated series include:  No Ifs, Ands or Bears About It – All Roar and No Bite – Roaring Up The Wrong Tree  –  Love At First Roar –  Howl My Name – Sunday Bear-becue   (and don’t forget the Kindle Worlds additions to this series, a listing can be found on the Grayslake, More Than Mated Kindle World Universe page)

Title:  Roaring Up The Wrong Tree
Series:  Grayslake – More Than Mated #3
Author:  Celia Kyle
Published:  August 10, 2014
My Rating:  3.5 stars

I have to admit that while I enjoyed parts of Roaring Up The Wrong Tree, it was also my least favorite in this series.  There are several reasons for that, and I’m not going to go into them all.  My main frustration are the rules and laws of the clan that apply to some people, sometimes… and don’t apply to those that really should be punished for whatever they’ve done.  And the inconsistency of a main character’s personality.  Ty was an amazing main character to start off this series.  Now he’s become an absolute jerk, and a man that I don’t like much anymore.  I have read the entire series, so I know what’s coming.  Still so much of Keen and Trista’s romance was an enjoyable adventure.  I liked their connection and the way it finally worked for them.

So while there were aspects of this story that were frustrating to me, personally – I’d still recommend it as a story that anyone who loves Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance should read.  I’m not going to love every story or character that I read about, no one does really.  So my enjoyment of the overall series counters my frustration with this one story.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription… a while back it’s no longer available on KU.

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